My 2019 Travel Book Tag

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I haven’t posted in weeks so I was very excited to finally have inspiration strike this week!

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about all the cool places I get to travel this year, and that led to thinking about how I could mix travel into my blog, which obviously revolves mostly around books. And then I thought, what if I matched a book to every place I’m traveling to this year??

So, here is my official #2019TravelBookTag. For this tag, you make a list of every place you’re visiting or vacationing in 2019, and then match it with a book that fits the theme or “feel” of that place. For example, if you’re visiting the Alaska wilderness, your book match might be a survival story or a thriller! The books can be ones you are looking forward to, or random…it’s up to you!

And if you don’t have any travel plans, I’d suggest matching books with your top 5 dream destinations!

If you do copy this tag, please be sure to mention me as the original creator. Many thanks!

2019 Travel BookTag

April: Portland, Oregon

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It’s sad how excited I am just to grab a Voodoo donut.

I’m going to a conference in Portland in April to learn more about social media strategy and video production. Of course, the location is a huge bonus.

Book Match: Witchling by Yasmine Galenorn. I’d never heard of this book before but a little witchery sounds perfect for a city with Voodoo Donuts.

April-May: Dallas, Texas

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I hear Dallas has good food so I’m down!

Even though the budget is tight, I’m hoping to visit some friends down in Dallas before the summer.

Book match: Holes by Louis Sachar. A classic and one that I had no idea was based in Texas but now makes sense somehow.

June: Toronto, Canada

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I’ve been in the CN tower before and it is AN experience. Equal parts thrilling and scary when you look through the glass at your feet.

I have family in Canada so we’re heading that way before Italy. Even though Toronto can be a bit rough at times, there is so much to do and see. One of my favorites is China Town because there are so many shops and things to look at.

Book match: Sadie by Courtney Summers. So this one cheats a bit but Summers is a Canadian author AND she was born in Ontario so technically, a Canadian novel. I rest my case.

June-Tuscany, Italy

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Cueing up all the romantic comedies based in Italy right now.

In honor of my mom retiring, our family is taking an INSANE vacation to Tuscany in June. We’re staying in a villa in the countryside, visiting Florence, taking an Italian cooking class and riding a hot air balloon to see the sunrise above Tuscany!

Book match: Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch. A book about a girl who visits Italy in summer, eats lots of gelato and falls in love? A perfect fit. (I mean, I’m already in love but I can substitute that part for copious amounts of wine. I will fall in love with a bottle of Chianti.)

September: (hopefully) Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands

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Not actually a picture of the Virgin Islands but I imagine this paradise is pretty close.

I want to do something special for my birthday this year and my heart is calling out for a good old chill on a tropical beach vacation in the Caribbean. And as a Virgo, what better place to be than the Virgin Islands for my 26th? It seems like it’s almost meant to be.

Book match: Save the Date by Morgan Matson. I haven’t read this one but it seems like a solid beach read.

I hope you enjoyed my book tag combining books and travel! If you want to do the tag yourself, go for it!

 

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2 Comments

  1. March 16, 2019 / 9:27 am

    What a good idea! It sounds like you have lots of exciting travel plans!

    • Cailin
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      March 16, 2019 / 11:30 am

      Yes, I’m so excited and lucky!

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